The federal government will end its $20 million investment in a California college, one of the first in the nation, on Tuesday.
The California Technology College, established in 2006, has attracted national attention for its ambitious programs to teach computer science to students from underrepresented communities.
It is one of four computer science colleges in the country.
The state of California, which is one degree shy of its 2020 goal of graduating a total of 1 million computer science graduates, will pay $20.5 million over five years to a consortium of private companies that includes the University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology and other institutions.
The College Board will keep about $12 million of the investment for itself, the board said in a statement.
It will continue to serve as a national hub for the country’s nascent computer science field.
The college’s mission includes helping students from all backgrounds succeed in their careers, the college said.
The university, located in Los Angeles, was founded by an undergraduate computer science student named Richard Kneiburg in 1991.
The school now has more than 20,000 students and a campus that has become a magnet for students of all backgrounds.